Tweens Read 2012

I was trilled and honored to be a guest at the Tweens Read festival in Houston, Texas this past weekend, hosted by Blue Willow Books.

All the authors were greeted by homemade cupcakes featuring their most recent books! How can you top a Teen Boat cupcake?
Teen Boat cupcake

How about a cafeteria filled with kids who love books coming out on a Saturday afternoon to meet and listen to a bunch of authors?

Tween Reads Crowd keynote

Heather Brewer (The Slayer Chronicles) gave an amazing and empowering keynote speech to the entire crowd before they separated into specific tracks based on different themes.

I was on the graphic novel track with Rachel Renee Russell (Dork Diaries), Raina Telgemeier (Drama), and Amy Ignatow (Popularity Papers)

Rachel Renee Russell, Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman, Amy Ignatow

The four of us participated in a special graphic novel luncheon with a group of kids who were selected based on their comics-making enthusiasm! Got to have some great conversations and check out some their artwork and stories in progress.

Graphic Novel Lunch

The presentations went so quickly because the kids all had so many great questions!

Tweens Read crowd

And the end of the day we signed books for all the amazing fans!

Thanks to the organizers of this amazing book festival and all the wonderful people who came out for it!

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About Dave

Dave Roman is the author of several graphic novels including Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity, Teen Boat! and Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery. He has contributed stories to Explorer: The Mystery Boxes, Nursery Rhyme Comics, and is the co-author of two New York Times bestselling graphic novels, X-Men: Misfits and The Last Airbender: Zuko’s Story. Roman is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and worked as a comics editor for the groundbreaking Nickelodeon Magazine from 1998 to 2009. He lives in NYC with his wife, and fellow comic artist, Raina Telgemeier.
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